Michigan Central hopes to ignite STEAM training opportunities for DPSCD students living in Hubbard Richard, Corktown, and North Corktown neighborhoods 

DETROIT, MI FEBRUARY 26, 2024 — The Detroit Public Schools Community District Foundation is pleased to announce its collaboration with Michigan Central on a $100k scholarship fund geared toward students living in the Hubbard Richard, Corktown, and North Corktown neighborhoods who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math (STEAM) education, enrichment, or careers attending DPSCD High Schools.

Upcoming juniors (2024 – 2025) through graduating seniors (Class of 2024) who live in the footprint of Michigan Central Station are eligible to apply for up to $10k in tuition and fees for university, community college, career and technical training, after-school programming, or another STEAM-focused enrichment opportunity. 

“Partnering with Michigan Central to offer scholarship funds is a perfect example of the work we’re doing at the Foundation to facilitate public and private investment in our students,” notes Kerrie Mitchell, President and CEO of the Foundation. “We know that, when given the opportunity, our young students transform the world around them, and STEAM education empowers them to shape our future to be more inclusive and inspiring.”

“At Michigan Central, we believe keeping top talent in Detroit is key to the city’s continued success as a global hub for mobility innovation,” said Carolina Pluszczynski, Michigan Central’s COO and Head of Innovation. “This scholarship is part of our commitment to nurturing that talent from the start– from K-12 to higher education and upskilling adult learners. We are proud to partner with the DPSCD Foundation to empower Detroit students in their pursuit of careers in the STEAM fields that will drive society into the future.”

To apply, students must provide a letter of recommendation, a record of school attendance, acceptance or registration confirmation from the STEAM program or institution, proof of residence in the 48216 zip code, and a one-page essay describing their background and interests in pursuing STEAM education and enrichment.

The application deadline is August 31, 2024, and can be submitted online at https://www.dpsfdn.org/michigan-central-steam-award. For more information about the Detroit Public Schools Community District Foundation, please visit www.dpsfdn.org.



Lakeshia Dickinson
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